Extra Extras at ACL

Everything ACL fest has to offer

Austin City Limits Music Festival is notorious for a lot of things – great lineups, lots of people, and a sure shot for guaranteed fun. Of course most festivalgoers are in it for the music, but there’s a lot more going on at ACL than you might expect.

So when you’re not sweating it out in a crowd, give your ears a break and check out everything the fest has to offer, from free swag to volunteering and helping out the community.

Photo by Savannah Opre.

Meet Your Favorite Artist and Get Yo’ Shit Signed

Festival favorite the Waterloo Records Signing Tent returns to ACL again! Make sure you get there ahead of your artist’s scheduled time so you get a good spot in line.

Play Games at the Love, Tito’s Experience

Amplify some goodness with Tito’s Vodka. Tito’s invites festivalgoers to play Plinko for some Tito’s swag, guess answers to Tito’s trivia, and pledge to make better changes in 2019 in the Tito’s photo booth. Best of all – the Love, Tito’s Experience has teamed up with PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors), promising to donate a dollar on behalf of every Plinko player!

Photo by Savannah Opre

Get Tatted and Car-Shop

At ACL, Honda brings the dealership to you, so check out a few of their new models – 'cause who isn’t car-shopping during a music festival?! While you’re there, choose from a few airbrush designs and get tatted up.

Photo by Savannah Opre

Help Your Community

Get real at State Farm’s Neighborhood of Good. To get some perspective on music education, hunger relief, and at-risk youth, stop by each of the Neighborhood of Good’s four trailers and partake in a different activity – write encouraging notes to teens and get an airbrush tattoo, help assemble instruments and food packages, as well as scooping some “helpful” festival swag and charging your phone.

Get Artsy

Check out new murals added to ACL Fest this year – the “Keep Austin Rad” mural is located next to Aviator Nation’s market tent. A bigger mural, located almost in the center of the park, close to the Miller Lite Lounge, is called “Midterms Matter,” featuring images of peace and equality – reminding everyone to turn out for the upcoming midterm election. If you’re wanting to leave a mark of your own, the Hope Outdoor Gallery provides pop-up walls for festivalgoers to make their own contribution to an ACL mural.

Photo by Savannah Opre.

Drink and CHILL

Miller Lite and American Express host their own lounges featuring wi-fi, charging stations, and exclusive giveaways. Similarly, Campo Viejo provides photo booth fun and swag in the ACL Wine Lounge, which features climb-in boats and other Instagram-worthy scenes.

Photo by Savannah Opre

Meet Local Brewmasters

(Friday Only)

Barton Springs Beer Hall is well-known for hosting the football games on giant TV screens, but this year Karbach and Friends is hosting a Craft Beer 101 at ACL. Meet, greet, and discuss all the fun facts with the Brewmasters themselves from 1-4pm on Friday.

Okay, Really, DRINK and CHILL

If alcohol isn’t your thing, that’s unfortunate, but we all have to stay hydrated! Fill up your water bottle at the Camelbak Filling Station and take a meditative break in the shade-covered hammocks provided by KAMMOK and Nido Structures.

Photo by Savannah Opre.
Photo by Savannah Opre

Whether you love being in the front row or chilling at the back of the crowd, Austin City Limits Music Festival has plenty to offer besides world-class music and phenomenal artists, so be sure you’re making the most of your ACL experience.

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